History of Art and Architecture

Marina Tyquiengco



Marina Tyquiengco is a CHamoru scholar of global Indigenous art with an emphasis on Native American art and Aboriginal Australian art. She is a currently a PhD candidate and an Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellow. Her dissertation focuses on the concept of embodiment and Indigenous artists’ use of their bodies in art from the 1990s to today in Australia, Canada and the United States. In addition to her scholarly work, Marina has written exhibition reviews for First American Art Magazine and Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture. Her article,Black Velvet: Aboriginal Womanhood in the Art of Fiona Foley,” will be published in the forthcoming special issue of Feminist Studies, Indigenous Feminisms in Settler Contexts.


Education Details

PhD Student, University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2014-Present 

Master of Arts, History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, 2016.

MA Paper "Rewriting Ethnographic Photography: Reuse of Ethnographic Photography by Contemporary Indigenous Artists."

BA, University of Virginia, 2011 

Selected Publications

Review of “Edgar Heap of Birds: Surviving Active Shooter General Custer,” First American Art Magazine, Issue 23, Summer 2019, July 2019

“Confidence Indicator: Reconstructing Travel and Research for CI57-2018,” Co-authored with Ashley McNelis and Talia Heiman, Dispatch CI57-2018, Edited by Liz Park and Ingrid Schaffner, Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, March 2019 (Previous version of piece)

“Indigenous Cosmopolitanism at the Alaska Native Heritage Center,” Lateral: Journal of Cultural Studies, Issue 7.2 December 2018

"Decoding Double Desire: An Interview with Ian McLean," in Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture: 2015 Vol. 4 Issue 1, p 208.

Selected Awards

Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Academic Year 2019-2020

Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Seminar, New York, 2018

Summer Institute for Technical Art History/Mellon Seminar, Harvard Art Museums, 2018

Graduate Student Organization Summer Research Grant, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2018

Cultural Studies Summer Research Grant, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2018

Race-Ing the Museum’ Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Consortium Workshop, 2016

K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship, Fall 2014-Spring 2015